Crusader Softball drops two games in Newberry
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Crusader Softball drops two games in Newberry

Newberry, S.C. The Crusader softball team dropped both games of a non-conference double-header on Saturday as Newberry took a 6-0 and a 9-0 decision over NGU.

North Greenville was hitless through four innings before Jordan Farmer singled up the middle to break up the Newberry no-hitter. The only other hit for the Crusaders came in the top of the sixth, as Carson O'Donald beat out a hit to the shortstop.

Newberry did most of its damage in the early innings, scoring four runs on four hits in the bottom of the second inning. The Wolves would tack on two more runs in the fourth on a two-run homerun.

Farmer finished the day 1-for-2 from the plate while O'Donald recorded the her hit as a pinch hitter. Avery Callahan was credited with the loss, throwing 2.1 innings and giving up two earned runs. Anna Rogers relieved Callahan, going 3.2 innings and giving up four earned runs.

Game Two Box Score

North Greenville's offense struggled once again in the second game as the Crusaders collected just two hits through five innings. Kate Lee delivered a hit in the first for NGU while Greer Killman doubled to right field in the third inning.

Newberry scored a run in the first inning but did most of its damage in the third, scoring six runs on four hits. The Wolves scratched across two more runs in the fourth to extend their lead to 9-0.

North Greenville had its chance to cut into the advantage in the fifth but left two runners on base, both of which reached on walks. Kayla McCarson took the loss for NGU on the mound in the second game, giving up four earned runs on on six hits.

The losses take North Greenville to 6-4 overall and takes Newberry to 8-0 on the season. The Crusaders will take on Tusculum College on Wednesday afternoon with the first pitch scheduled for 2pm.